My name is Andrea. Welcome to a hopefully fun and happy ending journey to find out if it is possible to cure lymphedema (or lymphoedema, for those who prefer British English).
In a nutshell:
I am a petite, slim lady, way into my forties who got lymphedema in my right leg 7 years after a cancer surgery where the lymph nodes were removed from the right pelvic area.
It happened almost overnight last summer, which came to me as quite a shock: in the previous months my legs looked better than ever in my life and I was sporting hot jeans and pretty mini skirts. Then my right leg simply blew up badly and I had no clue what was going on.
This is me on the right of the picture a bit later:
It was terrible enough to have my body so asymmetric, but the road down didn’t end there: a few months ago my left leg got swollen as well, out of the blue. This is not a very common phenomenon, for in such a situation, lymphedema occurs normally only on the side that was effected by surgery.
So now my both legs are constantly swollen and heavy. I don’t have a photo of that at the moment, but it is anyway not really something that a woman would be proud of showing…
Most of the resources about lymphedema are saying that it is an incurable condition and one can only improve it, but you will have to live with it till the end of your life, once you’ve got it.
That’s dim, isn’t it?
The Eternal Optimist in me can’t think with that option, therefore I set on the mission to find out: is it possible to be lymphedema-free, once you’ve got it? And if yes, how?
I want to get back to a mini skirt proof shape 🙂
If you are in the same boots, join me on the journey: please comment, subscribe, share, tweet, like, follow…
Let’s help each other, and show off those sexy legs (or arms, if that’s your issue) again, shall we?